St. Luke's ramps up Covid-19, telemedicine and swab tests

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St. Luke's ramps up Covid-19, telemedicine and swab tests
© The Manila Times St. Luke’s Covid-19 teleconsultation provides specialized consultation for children as well. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

AMID the surging Covid-19 cases, St. Luke’s Medical Center created a holistic and strategic approach to address the needs of Covid positive or suspected patients.

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To ensure the safety and protection of its patients and minimize transmission, the hospital offers personalized and accessible medical services against Covid-19.

As the country experiences a spike in patients experiencing flu-like symptoms, St. Luke’s enhances its teleconsult services in both St. Luke’s Global and Quezon City, opening its lines daily.

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Adult teleconsultation is available in both branches, while pediatric consultations are exclusive to St. Luke’s Quezon City. From the comfort of one’s home, suspected or confirmed Covid-19 patients may schedule a teleconsultation with a doctor.

Patients simply need to call the teleconsult hotlines and a patient experience officer will assist them to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

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Besides teleconsultation, home service and drive-through lab work, medicine delivery (via MedExpress) and outpatient imaging services are also offered by St. Luke’s to the public.

These services double down on St. Luke’s goal to minimize foot traffic and make essential hospital services accessible to patients in need of urgent outpatient services.

St. Luke’s also now offers various Covid-19 RT-PCR swab tests. Patients may avail of the drive-through, outpatient and home service swab testing by scheduling an appointment online or calling the product information hub.

Those with serious to severe symptoms of Covid-19 are advised to proceed to the emergency unit for immediate care. Recovered patients, meanwhile, can avail of the holistic recovery care services through St. Luke’s post-Covid care clinic. The clinic provides patients direct access to St. Luke’s consultants along with follow-up assessments and recovery care for the long-term effects of Covid-19.

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